Being Single

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  • 1.Being Single Presented by: Amy Tobia Zachary Pryor

2. Hey! Are you single? Clearly Single 3. Marital Status in the U.S. 4. The chart shows..

  • A steady increase in the percentage of never married adults over the past forty years.
  • That there seem to be more people that are single in todays society than there has been in the past.
  • The traditional family unit (married couple with children under 18) is becoming less prevalent.


  • More and more young people today prefer to be single because it offers them more freedom to live a no strings attached life style.
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6. Single people and goals

  • More people are postponing marriage to pursue educational and career goals.
  • People are getting married and having children at later ages due to this.


  • Stands for: Person of Opposite Sex Sharing Living Quarters.
  • The official term used for Cohabiters.
  • Cohabitation is an intimate relationship in which people live as though they are married but without legal sanction.

8. Who Cohabits?

  • People ofall age groups and socioeconomically levels in our society participate in this.
  • Most common in Gay and Lesbian couples, due to most states laws on gay and lesbian marriage.

9. Why do people cohabit?

  • It is an alternative to the loneliness that can accompany living alone.
  • Creates a home life.
  • Cohabitation provides a consistent relationship without the legal constraints.
  • Even elderly people dont want to be tied down.

10. Styles ofCohabitation Part time/limited cohabitation Premaritalcohabitation Substitute Marriage 11. Part time/limited cohabitation

  • More frequent overnight stays lead to this type of relationship.
  • Since they do not make a formal arrangement, they may not have resolved issues such as whether to share expenses or date others.

12. Premarital cohabitation

  • People who expect to get married live together beforehand.
  • Sometimes takes the form of a trial marriage in which couples decide to test their relationship before making a more permanent commitment.

13. Substitute marriage

  • Couples that decide to make a long-term commitment to live together without getting married.
  • Some people enter into substitute marriages out of fear of a legal commitment.

14. Cohabitation: Benefit or risk?

  • Cohabitating couples who eventually get married are more likely eventually get divorced then are those who do not cohabit prior to marriage.
  • They are more at risk, statistically speaking.


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